I was a physics major at USF with abysmal grades some time ago and I sort of panicked and got a degree from Thomas Edison State College (not prestigious, but I figured any B.A. is better than none). I feel much more prepared through self-study and was hoping to go back and finish at UF (I have roughly 12 credits needed). I realize it is unlikely I'll get accepted on any basis to the school, but I was hoping someone who was in a similar situation could give me any advice. I was thinking I could attempt an explanation to the department chair, maybe ask for a chance to prove proficiency in the subject.